The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:21:52 EDT <![CDATA[The Consolation of Asceticism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229181/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Consolation-of-Asceticism/229181/ Take comfort, poorly paid professors. Your plight is a badge of honor.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Celebrity Illusion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229197/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Celebrity-Illusion/229197/ How social immobility fuels our obsession with celebrities.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Poetry of Atrocity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229221/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Poetry-of-Atrocity/229221/ The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide is remembered through the echoes of language.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Un-Balanchine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Un-Balanchine/229183/ Rediscovering a forgotten ballet tradition.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I Google Myself]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229223/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Google-Myself/229223/ Go ahead, set one on yourself. Be prepared to learn how unimportant you really are.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Matthew Crawford Deliver Us From Distraction?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Matthew-Crawford-Deliver/229185/ Matthew B. Crawford strikes back at the regime of manipulated attention.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Defense of Specialization]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229023/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Specialization/229023/ It's crucial to society's trust in the authority of knowledge.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[William James’s Warning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229003/ http://chronicle.com/article/William-James-s-Warning/229003/ "Is not our growing tendency to appoint no instructors who are not also doctors an instance of pure sham?"

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Curse of Credentials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228999/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Curse-of-Credentials/228999/ Narrow interests and an obsession with efficiency threaten academe. So wrote William James — more than a century ago.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gambling on Climate Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Gambling-on-Climate-Change/229007/ Even global-warming skeptics should see that inaction is an unacceptable wager.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: Why Humans Prevail]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229025/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Why-Humans/229025/ Did humans’ collective imagination enable our success?

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Taking Comics Seriously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229001/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taking-Comics-Seriously/229001/ It takes tenure to write an unconventional book about a frivolous topic.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Slow Death of the University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228991/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Death-of-the/228991/ Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Historians Lost Their Public]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228773/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Historians-Lost-Their/228773/ The discipline has become a victim of its own success.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The End of Male Supremacy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228769/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-Male-Supremacy/228769/ Biologically, intellectually, socially, women are the superior gender, and society will increasingly reflect that.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Adulthood]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228767/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-Adulthood/228767/ Growing up has never looked less desirable. The good news is that there are an unprecedented number of ways to do it.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Unorthodox Views]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Unorthodox-Views/228763/ Apostates from Hasidic Jewry navigate life in the secular world.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Thoreau in a Pickle]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thoreau-in-a-Pickle/228765/ An emerita professor discovers Waldenesque joys and woes in an artisanal food business.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Is 'Design Thinking' the New Liberal Arts?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228779/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Design-Thinking-the-New/228779/ A Stanford institute could change the way we think about learning.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tongue-Tied Nation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tongue-Tied-Nation/228591/ Our intellects and our security are imperiled when we let foreign-language instruction languish.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Love, Loot, and Lit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Love-LootLit/228599/ Can you study what you're passionate about without being exploited?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Criticism Goes Autobiographical]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228583/ http://chronicle.com/article/Criticism-Goes/228583/ Like other critics, J.C. Hallman focuses increasingly on one subject — himself. Is that good for literature?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: Clutterology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228581/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Clutterology/228581/ What’s the difference between collecting and hoarding? Income, mostly.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Alone in the Stacks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Alone-in-the-Stacks/228593/ If a graduate student hollers in the viscera of the library and no one is around to hear him, does he make a sound?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Electronic Panopticon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228419/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Electronic-Panopticon/228419/ As citizens and consumers, we must aggressively defend against deep, systematic prying into our intellectual lives.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do You Need More Children?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228421/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-You-Need-More-Children-/228421/ Overpopulation may contain its own remedy.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT